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Max Weinbach
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Contributor to the XDA-Developers Portal. I do some Android stuff, focusing on Samsung phones. My Twitter is @MaxWinebach, Instagram is mweinbach, and my email is [email protected] If you have any questions or want to contact me for whatever reason, use that.

Samsung firmware hints at the Galaxy S10 Lite, A01, A11, A21, and A51 smartphones coming to the U.S.

Samsung's software always gives us some hints about the smartphones that they're working on. Just last week we were able to find that two upcoming Samsung flagship phones, code-named "winner2" and "canvas," will be powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 865. This week, we discovered code within the firmware of the latest Galaxy Z Flip update...

Samsung Galaxy S20 kernel code hints at Galaxy Note 20 and Galaxy Fold 2 with Snapdragon 865, mysterious Project “Zodiac” device

A few weeks after the announcement of the Galaxy S20 series, Samsung released the kernel source code for the Exynos and Snapdragon S20, S20+, and S20 Ultra. In the Snapdragon Galaxy S20's kernel source, we found references that we believe refer to the Samsung Galaxy Note 20 and Galaxy Fold 2 with the Snapdragon 865...

New leaked render shows Honor 30S in Orange and White colors, side fingerprint scanner

Just yesterday we saw some of the first pictures of the new Honor 30S along with some more information regarding the device, like the new HiSilicon Kirin 820 5G chipset. The phone appears to be a mid-range offshoot of the Honor V30 flagship. Thanks to our sources, we now have more information about this device...

[Update: Available in Red] Samsung Galaxy Buds+ announced with 11 hours battery life, better microphones, and more

For a while now, Samsung has been rumored to release a new pair of Galaxy Buds called the Galaxy Buds+. They were supposed to have better sound quality, better battery, better microphones, and the same design. At Samsung Unpacked today, Samsung has confirmed these earbuds, in fact, do exist with the amazing price tag of...

iFixit’s Galaxy S20 Ultra teardown shows off Samsung’s 100X Space Zoom camera

The Galaxy S20 Ultra is Samsung's most expensive smartphone in the new Galaxy S line, and it features a variety of top-tier hardware features that Samsung hopes will justify that price. The biggest selling point of the phone is its camera setup. The S20 Ultra has a huge 108MP primary sensor that supports 3x3 pixel...

Opinion: Waterfall Displays are the Future of the Glass Slab Smartphone

Curved screens have been one of the more controversial additions to phones in the past few years. A lot of phone enthusiasts dislike the extreme curves as they pose practical usability issues. Other people swear by curved displays, claiming that the look and feel of the curves are worth the usability trade-offs. This has been...

[Update: India availability] Samsung Galaxy Z Flip announced with 6.7-inch foldable display, Snapdragon 855+, and more

In 2019, Samsung, Huawei, and Motorola kicked off the foldable phone craze with the Galaxy Fold, Huawei Mate X, and Motorola Razr, respectively. Each of these 3 phones approached foldable smartphone design in different ways, with Razr's arguably being the most intuitive as it's a throwback to the iconic clamshell design. The Motorola Razr's uniqueness...

Android 11 adds a new Motion Sense gesture to pause music on the Pixel 4

When Google announced the Pixel 4, one of the main things they showed off was Motion Sense. These are air gestures using Google's proprietary Soli chip. It is basically a miniature radar chip built into the phone. At launch, it could control music by skipping tracks and it could detect when you were picking up...

Samsung Galaxy S20 series launches with Space Zoom cameras, 120Hz displays, 5G, and more

After weeks of leaks and rumors, Samsung has finally unveiled the Samsung Galaxy S20, Galaxy S20+, and Galaxy S20 Ultra. We've seen many renders of the phones, real photos and videos, and many rumors of the features. None of that was officially confirmed by Samsung, of course, until today.Sponsored by.box{position: relative;}.fix{background: #511295;background-size: 340px 25px;position:absolute;padding:5px;top:-8px;left:0px;font-size:20px;color:#FFFFFF !important;text-align:center;font-weight:bold;}This...

WiZmote Remote Control Review: The only reason Smart Lights are useful

WiZ smart lights are some of the coolest smart lights I’ve ever used. They have great integration with apps like Samsung SmartThings and Google Assistant. Smart bulbs are great for controlling your lights from anywhere, but they do leave something to be desired. There is no physical light switch equivalent that helps control the lights....

[Update: LTE models] Samsung brings Galaxy Watch Active 2 features to the Galaxy Watch & Watch Active

For the past few years, Samsung smartwatches have had physical rotating bezels as a way to control their watch UI. Sadly, Samsung removed it with this years' Galaxy Watch Active and Galaxy Watch Active 2. Luckily, with the new Watch Active 2, Samsung introduced its new touch bezel. This touch bezel emulated the rotating bezel...

What we know about the Galaxy Z Flip: Samsung’s Clamshell Foldable Phone

In 2019, Samsung, Huawei, and Motorola kicked off the foldable phone crazy with the Galaxy Fold, Mate X, and Motorola Razr, respectively. Each of these 3 phones approached foldable smartphone design in different ways, with Razr's arguably being the most intuitive as it's a throwback to the iconic clamshell design. The Motorola Razr's uniqueness will...